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R v Millington: [2003] EWCA Crim 2510

Appellant sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment for offences of burglary and possession of heroin - Appellant submitted that sentence was excessive - Appellant responded positively to time in custody and making substantial efforts of rehabilitation - Sentence of three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment substituted

3 October 2003

The appellant (D) appealed against a sentence of four-and-a-half years imprisonment for two offences of burglary and one offence of possession of heroin, with leave of a single judge. D submitted that: (i) the sentence was excessive; (ii) insufficient credit had been given for his attitude in not only admitting the offences but asking for other burglaries to be taken into consideration; (iii) the homes which D had burgled had been unoccupied at the time and D did not stand to be sentenced as a professional burglar; (iv) D had no recent convictions for burglary and had never received a custodial sentence for burglary; and (v) considering guidelines in McInerney [2003] 1 Cr App R 627, a sentence of 12 to 24 months would have been appropriate. ISSUE Whether the sentence passed was appropriate. HELD (allowing the appeal in part) The aggravating features of D’s offending were the fact that he broke into homes of a number of people causing them distress. He was also prepa...

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